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Open Skies Treaty and US exit – All you need to know

What is Open Skies Treaty?Open Skies Treaty is an accord among 34 member nations, it allows participants to...

The Rig Veda Age : Religion and Philosophy

The socio-economic life, that project simplicity, of Vedic Aryans was quite opposite to the religious aspect, that was highly ritualized, of their...

Neighbouring Countries of India

AfghanistanAfghanistan is a landlocked country that is located approximately in the centre of Asia. It is bordered by...

Inventions That Changed the World

“Nothing is permanent except a change.” You might have come across this quotation more than once in your lifetime. Here is the list of...

Industries Contributing to Indian Economy

The Indian Economy is the 9th largest economy of the world and also one of the fastest growing world economies. The most top industries...

Important Portals & their Founders

  Google— Larry Page & Sergey Brin  Facebook— Mark Zuckerberg  Yahoo— David Filo & Jerry Yang  Twitter— Jack Dorsey & Dick Costolo  Internet— Tim Berners...

Security Guard’s Son Kuldeep Dwivedi Clears UPSC Exam

Kuldeep Dwivedi has secured the All India Rank 242 in the Civil Services Exams conducted by UPSC, paving the way for his future as an...

Tests & Practice Papers

Quiz 431 – Practice Paper (Modern History)

1. The Santhal tribe resided in an area between Bhagalpur and Rajmahal, after being ousted from their native lands. What do they call this area?(a) Daman-i-Koh(b) Majhis(c)...

Quiz 328 – Practice Paper on Medieval India (History)

Practice Paper on Medieval India 1. Assertion (A): Mahmud of Ghazni was a courageous soldier and a successful commander.Reason (R): He was a great Muslim...

Quiz 318 – Practice Paper on Science

1. Match the following:List – IA. MercuryB. VenusC. The EarthD. JupiterList – IIIt has 16 satellites like Ganymede, Aayo, Europa, Callisto etc. In...

Quiz 239 – Science and Tech

1. An electric bulb makes sound when it is broken because of the-(a) presence of nitrogen in the bulb(b) outer air rushing into the...

Quiz 327 – Daily Current Affairs

1. Assertion (A): The Central Government, through its Cabinet, gave its nod to the National Capital Goods Policy (NCGP), by 2025.Reason (R): Its aim...

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(Urban) Local Self-Government

The Chief Local Government Institutions, that establish a mechanism of local self government in the urban areas (towns, cities and metropolises), include Nagar Panchayats,...

Vocabulary: Remember it

Big Words - Small Words Precincts - Area, limits, bordersPurlieus - Boundaries, confines, enclosurerObviate - Prevent, prohibit, restrainPrelude - Beginning, preliminary, startsExordium - Introduction, preface,...

Financial Inclusion in India

Inclusive growth is a concept which advances an equitable allocation of resources during the process of economic growth with benefits incurred by every section...

Five Year Plans of India

The Indian economy has been premised on the concept of planning. This has been carried through the Five-Year Plans, developed, executed, and monitored by the Planning Commission. With the Prime...

AURANGZEB (1659-1707)

Aurangzeb was crowned in 1659 as Alamgir. Religiously, he was most intolerant. He imposed Jaziya on non-Muslims. Jaziya was a coercive tax imposed on non-Muslims...

Centre allowes Jallikattu during Pongal in Tamil Nadu

Ministry of Environment and Forest issued a notification allowing bulls to be used for Jallikattu sport because of it's traditional existence, in this way...

World Trade Organisation

World Trade Organisation is a permanent organisation which has been established on the basis of an international treaty approved by participating countries. It achieved...

Mughal Architecture

ARCHITECTURE OF THE MUGHAL PERIOD Most of the monuments of India that are recognised as the world heritage sites belong to the Mughal period. These...

Nalanda University – An ancient center of Learning

Nalanda University was an ancient higher-learning institution in Bihar, India. The site is located about 88 kilometres southeast of Patna and was a religious...

Recommendations of Narasimham Committee on Banking Sector Reform – 1998

Recommendations of Narasimham Committee on Banking Sector Reform – 1998For Banking SystemPending the emergence of markets in India where market risk can be...

Pradhan Mantri Vaya Vandana Yojana

Pradhan Mantri Vaya Vandana Yojana is a pension scheme for senior citizens aged  60 years or more which will guarantee assured returns to them. Implementing...

General Knowledge

Arjun Awardees in Cricket

The Arjuna Award instituted in 1961 by Government of India recognises outstanding achievements of sportspersons in the field of sports at international...

Men’s Singles

Rafael Nadal of Spain clinched the 2013 French Open men’s singles tide beating fellow Spaniard David Ferrer 6-3, 6-2, 6-3 in the final in...

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Ms. Manju Rajpal, IAS Topper Among Women 2000

Profound Faith In God, Strong Will Power and Dogged Pursuit Do Bear Fruit -Ms. Manju Rajpal, IAS Topper Among Women 2000 ****************************************"Winners don't do different...

Farah Hussain-2nd Muslim to Clear UPSC Exam from Rajasthan

26-year-old, Farah Hussain became the second Muslim from Rajasthan to crack the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) Civil Services Examination in her second attempt. Selection...

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The Rig Veda Age : Religion and Philosophy

The socio-economic life, that project simplicity, of Vedic Aryans was quite opposite to the religious aspect, that was highly ritualized, of their...

Important Portals & their Founders

  Google— Larry Page & Sergey Brin  Facebook— Mark Zuckerberg  Yahoo— David Filo & Jerry Yang  Twitter— Jack Dorsey & Dick Costolo  Internet— Tim Berners...

Today in History – 23 May

1701 At London’s Execution Dock, British privateer William Kidd, popularly known as Captain Kidd, was hanged for piracy and murder. 1805 Lord Wellesley, Governer General of India,...

Top 5 Largest Aircraft in the World

The first prize goes fairly to Ukrainian Antonov An-225 Mriya which is acknowledged to be the world’s largest plane up to date. The plane made its...

Surprising facts about Earth’s Ocean

Water pressure at the deepest point in the earth's ocean is more than 8 tons per square inch, the equivalent of one person trying to...

Quiz 159 – UPSC Previous Paper – Indian Economy Questions 2009

Consider the following statements: 1. Infant mortality rate takes into account deaths of infants within a month after birth. 2. Infant mortality rate is the number...